Duke of Edinburgh Award

Discover the difference

Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, students are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best, learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices, become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community, make a real difference to society through their positive contributions and involvement, learn to persevere and overcome barriers to success, and learn important life skills.

Secondary students who participate in this award join over 5 million young people in over 100 countries across three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each of these levels has four sections – Skill, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey.

The award is voluntary, flexible, non-competitive, balanced, progressive, challenging and most of all enjoyable, providing an opportunity for young people to achieve personal excellence and build self-esteem, confidence, self-reliance, motivation and respect for others.

Each student must learn a skill, improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment. All journeys are planned by the students and are accompanied by College staff and an experienced and accredited trekking guide.

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